Applied Catalysis Group

Applied Catalysis

The Applied Catalysis Group is one of the many RSC Interest Groups and exists to bring together and cover the interests of all members who have a professional interest in applied catalysis.


  • To promote heterogeneous, homogeneous & enzymatic catalysis in a wide range of applications which benefit society: energy, petrochemicals, industrial intermediates, pharmaceuticals, fine chemicals, consumer products & environmental protection.  
  • To share "best practices" for applied catalysis in academic & industrial settings. 
  • To promote interaction between industry & academia through specialist conferences, training & networking events.       

Benefits of Membership

The Applied Catalysis Group (ACG) has links across all areas of chemistry (eg materials, homogeneous, bio catalysis, enzymes, fuels, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, inorganic, sustainability, process technology…etc).  The ACG also focuses on connections across the interface of industry and academia which are so vital to the application of fundamental research.  Fostering these connections helps to benefit the key chemical questions that we have around sustainable chemistry, the circular economy, a positive environmental impact and green chemistry.

  • Opportunities to present your research at our events or with our partners
  • Keep in touch with cutting edge developments in the field of applied catalysis
  • Networking opportunities for collaboration between industry and academics
  • Participation in ACG Careers events and careers related to catalysis.     
  • Eligible for bursaries to attend meetings and conferences, and discounts to ACG events


We offer student and early career discounts and travel bursaries for ACG and other relevant technical events.  All ACG members may be eligible for special bursaries up to £500.

Bursaries are limited and are subject to prior application; awards are made at the discretion of the ACG committee.   If you are interested in applying for a bursary, please contact the secretary with details of the event you wish to attend and any details around poster/oral titles as appropriate


We are active on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter (RSC_ACG), so please come and find us where we post regular details and updates on our events.

Get Involved

We are always looking for new members who are keen to get involved and to help organise our activities. If you have ideas for topics that we should cover or wish to get more involved with the Applied Catalysis Group and would like to find out more please contact the Secretary.

Related Links

Link icon Applied Catalysis Group on Facebook
Regular updates about the group and our activities

Link icon Applied Catalysis Group on Linkedin
Regular updates about the group and our activities

Link icon Applied Catalysis Group on Twitter
Regular updates about the group and our activities

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Join this Interest Group

If you are a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and would like to join an Interest Group, please contact Membership Department using the email link below with:

  • your name
  • your membership number
  • state the name of the group you wish to join    

Contact and Further Information

Membership Department
Thomas Graham House, Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 0WF
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 432 141